1797 - 1864Bain built the queen's road to Fort Beaufort via the Ecca Pass and the road through Pluto's Vale as military roads in 1837-45. His house was then near here on the Ecca Heights. He became interested in Geology in 1837 during the construction of the Queen's Road and in the area visible from this spot he worked out the stratigraphy of the Karoo System, and discovered that fossil reptiles occur in it. Bain was the father of South African Geology.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||35H E 465809 N 6323308|
|Decimal Degrees||-33.22861667, 26.63305000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||S 33° 13.717', E 26° 37.983'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 13' 43.02" S, 26° 37' 58.98" E|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 127 R67, Chickamauga EC 30707, ZA|
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